Charlotte Lewis was one of the most successful basketball players to ever play at Illinois State University. She was a member of the first women's Olympic basketball team in 1976, and played professional basketball for 15 years, spending time in Italy, Brazil and the United States. She paved the way for many of the women who would come after her in the sport. Her basketball jersey at Illinois State is now retired.
See also, Ellyn Bartges interview which is part of the Family Memories Oral History Project.